Current challenges and future perspectives for the full circular economy of water in European countries

Koseoglu-Imer, Derya Y. and Oral, Hasan Volkan and Coutinho Calheiros, Cristina Sousa and Krzeminski, Pawel and Güçlü, Serkan and Pereira, Sofia Almeida and Surmacz-Górska, Joanna and Plaza, Elzbieta and Samaras, Petros and Binder, Pablo Martin and Van Hullebusch, Eric D. and Devolli, Ariola (2023) Current challenges and future perspectives for the full circular economy of water in European countries. Journal of Environmental Management, 345 . ISSN 0301-4797 (Print) 1095-8630 (Online)

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This paper reviews the current problems and prospects to overcome circular water economy management challenges in European countries. The geopolitical paradigm of water, the water economy, water innovation, water management and regulation in Europe, environmental and safety concerns at water reuse, and technological solutions for water recovery are all covered in this review, which has been prepared in the frame of the COST ACTION (CA, 20133) FULLRECO4US, Working Group (WG) 4. With a Circular Economy approach to water recycling and recovery based on this COST Action, this review paper aims to develop novel, futuristic solutions to overcome the difficulties that the European Union (EU) is currently facing. The detailed review of the current environmental barriers and upcoming difficulties for water reuse in Europe with a Circular Economy vision is another distinctive aspect of this study. It is observed that the biggest challenge in using and recycling water from wastewater treatment plants is dealing with technical, social, political, and economic issues. For instance, geographical differences significantly affect technological problems, and it is effective in terms of social acceptance of the reuse of treated water. Local governmental organizations should support and encourage initiatives to expand water reuse, particularly for agricultural and industrial uses across all of Europe. It should not also be disregarded that the latest hydro politics approach to water management will actively contribute to addressing the issues associated with water scarcity.
Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Circular economy; European union; Wastewater management; Water recovery; Water reuse
Divisions: Integrated Manufacturing Technologies Research and Application Center
Depositing User: Serkan Güçlü
Date Deposited: 24 Aug 2023 14:04
Last Modified: 24 Aug 2023 14:04

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